farm·​house | \ ˈfärm-ˌhau̇s How to pronounce farmhouse (audio) \

Definition of farmhouse

: a dwelling on a farm

Examples of farmhouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Accommodations range from centuries-old farmhouses to more upgraded properties with luxury amenities. Danielle Bernabe, National Geographic, "Eat, drink, and herd cattle at this Austrian festival," 15 Sep. 2019 Builders Glavin Homes and Cascade West Development tapped into the popularity of modern farmhouses and MC Custom Homes is designing and building a main house and guest quarters accessed by a courtyard and breezeway. oregonlive, "2019 NW Natural Parade of Homes: See, touch the latest design ideas," 6 Sep. 2019 Unlike most contemporary farmhouses with white exterior walls, here, vertical planks are painted gray., "2019 Street of Dreams: A modern farmhouse with a Tuscan twist and water-wise landscaping," 13 Aug. 2019 Tanner sits at a farmhouse table in a spacious home, wearing a tweed jacket and no tie, hair gray and a little shaggy, a patrician Everyboomer who could have walked out of a financial-planning ad. New York Times, "Bob Dylan and the Myth of Boomer Idealism," 17 July 2019 In the adjacent dining area, furniture-like cabinetry wraps a corner, and Shaker-style chairs stained lichen green surround a farmhouse table made from salvaged pine. Marni Elyse Katz,, "A Maine lake house gives three generations both togetherness and privacy," 20 June 2019 Stroll the grounds or enjoy a wagon ride, and take home some tips for cooking on a farmhouse woodstove. Elaine Rewolinski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Septemberfest, Oktoberfest, and more to do around Wisconsin this week," 15 Sep. 2019 Off in the distance other farms with their red barns and silos can be seen with cows grazing in the nearby fields and farmhouses with porches seemingly watching over everything. Peter Marteka,, "A place in the Berkshires to see the foliage change," 6 Sep. 2019 Tanya Wildt, Detroit Free Press This sprawling stone and clapboard farmhouse sits on a hill and dominates the land around it, a rolling, wooded part of north Troy that used to be a large dairy farm. Judy Rose, Detroit Free Press, "6,500-square-foot Troy farmhouse is in meticulous condition," 5 July 2019

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First Known Use of farmhouse

1598, in the meaning defined above

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12 Oct 2019

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The first known use of farmhouse was in 1598

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English Language Learners Definition of farmhouse

: a house on a farm

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